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May 18, 2021, 7:00PM: Women's SIG via Zoom

Observing Project: The Master of My Backyard 
Presenter: Celsa Canedo

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The Women's Special Interest Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7–8 pm via Zoom. Weather allowing, we also touch base on 3rd quarter or new moon weekends at the Dark Site to put skills into practice. 

Meetings begin with a topic suggested in advance by the group and include show-and-tell demos of equipment and tools as appropriate. The meeting continues with Q&A and discussion of any and all topics in astronomy pertaining to the featured topic—or any other. No rules; just exploring and learning with each other.

If you'd like to join us, contact Rene Gedaly, WSIG moderator, at [email protected] and she will add you to the HAS_WSIG email list.

June 09, 2021, 7:30PM: VSIG Meeting via Zoom

Interested in visual observing?  Join the monthly Zoom meeting of the HAS Visual Special Interest Group (VSIG). Come to discuss your own observing projects, get advice from seasoned observers regarding visual observing, or just hang out and listen.  All knowledge and skill levels are welcome.  Zoom meeting info will be sent out via the VSIG email list server.  Just sent me an email at [email protected] to get on the list. Clear skies to you all!

-Stephen Jones – VSIG Moderator 

June 10, 2021, 8:00PM: Virtual TSP - Live Star Party from the George Observatory

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June 11, 2021, 6:30PM: Virtual TSP - Speakers & Astro-triva Contest - PRIZES!

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June 12, 2021, 6:30PM: Virtual TSP - Speakers & Astro-triva Contest - PRIZES!

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June 15, 2021, 7:00PM: Women's SIG via Zoom

The Women's Special Interest Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7–8 pm via Zoom. We also touch base on 3rd quarter or new moon weekends at the Dark Site to put skills into practice. 

Meetings begin with a topic suggested in advance by the group and include show-and-tell demos of equipment and tools. The meeting continues with Q&A and discussion of any and all topics in astronomy pertaining to the featured topic—or any other. No rules; just exploring and learning from each other.

If you'd like to join us, contact Rene Gedaly, WSIG moderator, at [email protected] and I'll add you to the HAS_WSIG email list.

July 01, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - July Novice Presentation

Save the date! New to astronomy? This one’s for you. The HAS Novice Presentation is the first Thursday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

July 07, 2021, 7:30PM: VSIG Meeting via Zoom

Interested in visual observing?  Join the monthly Zoom meeting of the HAS Visual Special Interest Group (VSIG). Come to discuss your own observing projects, get advice from seasoned observers regarding visual observing, or just hang out and listen.  All knowledge and skill levels are welcome.  Zoom meeting info will be sent out via the VSIG email list server.  Just sent me an email at [email protected] to get on the list. Clear skies to you all!

-Stephen Jones – VSIG Moderator 

July 09, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - July Membership Meeting

Save the date! The HAS Membership Meeting is the first Friday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Unless it’s July. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

July 20, 2021, 7:00PM: Women's SIG via Zoom

The Women's Special Interest Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7–8 pm via Zoom. We also touch base on 3rd quarter or new moon weekends at the Dark Site to put skills into practice. 

Meetings begin with a topic suggested in advance by the group and include show-and-tell demos of equipment and tools. The meeting continues with Q&A and discussion of any and all topics in astronomy pertaining to the featured topic—or any other. No rules; just exploring and learning from each other.

If you'd like to join us, contact Rene Gedaly, WSIG moderator, at [email protected] and I'll add you to the HAS_WSIG email list.

July 31, 2021, 7:30PM: Novice Lab at the Dark Site

Join us at the Dark Site for a hands-on course for learning to navigate the night sky. The format has been changed a little bit for social distancing guidelines.  We won’t be able to have everyone share my scope, but if you have a scope of your own I can help you get started, or if not you can just enjoy the dark sky with your binoculars or naked eye and just begin learning your way around the constellations.  Make sure as always to bring your red flashlights and insect repellent, but also be sure to bring a folding chair to sit in, and some paper and pen/pencil. Schedule of activities is as follows:

8:15-9:15 - detailed presentation on general sky mechanics plus a tour of the constellations
9:15-9:30 - constellation sketching - we will all begin working on the AL's Constellation Hunter program together
9:30-11:30 - time to observe! I will be available to assist anyone to practice locating objects with their scope or binoculars. 
The program concludes in time for anyone who wishes to leave at the 12 am light window. But of course, anyone is welcome to stay longer and observe.

Please RSVP to [email protected] (link sends e-mail) so that we know how many people will be there for the class.  Clear skies!

August 05, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - August Novice Presentation

Save the date! New to astronomy? This one’s for you. The HAS Novice Presentation is the first Thursday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

August 06, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - August Membership Meeting

Save the date! The HAS Membership Meeting is the first Friday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

August 11, 2021, 7:30PM: VSIG Meeting via Zoom

Interested in visual observing?  Join the monthly Zoom meeting of the HAS Visual Special Interest Group (VSIG). Come to discuss your own observing projects, get advice from seasoned observers regarding visual observing, or just hang out and listen.  All knowledge and skill levels are welcome.  Zoom meeting info will be sent out via the VSIG email list server.  Just sent me an email at [email protected] to get on the list. Clear skies to you all!

-Stephen Jones – VSIG Moderator 

August 17, 2021, 7:00PM: Women's SIG via Zoom

The Women's Special Interest Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7–8 pm via Zoom. We also touch base on 3rd quarter or new moon weekends at the Dark Site to put skills into practice. 

Meetings begin with a topic suggested in advance by the group and include show-and-tell demos of equipment and tools. The meeting continues with Q&A and discussion of any and all topics in astronomy pertaining to the featured topic—or any other. No rules; just exploring and learning from each other.

If you'd like to join us, contact Rene Gedaly, WSIG moderator, at [email protected] and I'll add you to the HAS_WSIG email list.

August 28, 2021, 7:00PM: Novice Lab at the Dark Site

Join us at the Dark Site for a hands-on course for learning to navigate the night sky. The format has been changed a little bit for social distancing guidelines.  We won’t be able to have everyone share my scope, but if you have a scope of your own I can help you get started, or if not you can just enjoy the dark sky with your binoculars or naked eye and just begin learning your way around the constellations.  Make sure as always to bring your red flashlights and insect repellent, but also be sure to bring a folding chair to sit in, and some paper and pen/pencil. Schedule of activities is as follows:

7:45-8:45 - detailed presentation on general sky mechanics plus a tour of the constellations
8:45-9:15 - constellation sketching - we will all begin working on the AL's Constellation Hunter program together
9:15-11:30 - time to observe! I will be available to assist anyone to practice locating objects with their scope or binoculars. 
The program concludes in time for anyone who wishes to leave at the 12 am light window. But of course, anyone is welcome to stay longer and observe.

Please RSVP to [email protected] (link sends e-mail) so that we know how many people will be there for the class.  Clear skies!

September 02, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - September Novice Presentation

Save the date! New to astronomy? This one’s for you. The HAS Novice Presentation is the first Thursday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

September 03, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - September Membership Meeting

Save the date! The HAS Membership Meeting is the first Friday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

September 08, 2021, 7:30PM: VSIG Meeting via Zoom

Interested in visual observing?  Join the monthly Zoom meeting of the HAS Visual Special Interest Group (VSIG). Come to discuss your own observing projects, get advice from seasoned observers regarding visual observing, or just hang out and listen.  All knowledge and skill levels are welcome.  Zoom meeting info will be sent out via the VSIG email list server.  Just sent me an email at [email protected] to get on the list. Clear skies to you all!

-Stephen Jones – VSIG Moderator 

September 21, 2021, 7:00PM: Women's SIG via Zoom

The Women's Special Interest Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7–8 pm via Zoom. We also touch base on 3rd quarter or new moon weekends at the Dark Site to put skills into practice. 

Meetings begin with a topic suggested in advance by the group and include show-and-tell demos of equipment and tools. The meeting continues with Q&A and discussion of any and all topics in astronomy pertaining to the featured topic—or any other. No rules; just exploring and learning from each other.

If you'd like to join us, contact Rene Gedaly, WSIG moderator, at [email protected] and I'll add you to the HAS_WSIG email list.

October 01, 2021, 12:00PM: 2021 Okie-Tex Star Party

As a service to our members, we are posting information about the major star parties held in the south central US.
Email [email protected] to post information about other star parties.

2021 Star Parties in the South Central US
Star Party Dates Nearest Town For more info: 
Texas Star Party May 2-9, 2021 Fort Davis, TX https://texasstarparty.org
UBarU tba Mountain Home, TX https://ubaru.org/home/starParty
Okie-Tex Oct 1-9, 2021 Kenton, OK http://www.okie-tex.com/
Eldorado Star Party November 1–6, 2021 Eldorado, TX https://eldoradostarparty.org/

 

October 01, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - October Membership Meeting

Save the date! The HAS Membership Meeting is the first Friday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

October 02, 2021, 6:15PM: Novice Lab at the Dark Site

Join us at the Dark Site for a hands-on course for learning to navigate the night sky. The format has been changed a little bit for social distancing guidelines.  We won’t be able to have everyone share my scope, but if you have a scope of your own I can help you get started, or if not you can just enjoy the dark sky with your binoculars or naked eye and just begin learning your way around the constellations.  Make sure as always to bring your red flashlights and insect repellent, but also be sure to bring a folding chair to sit in, and some paper and pen/pencil. Schedule of activities is as follows:

7:00-8:00 - detailed presentation on general sky mechanics plus a tour of the constellations
8:00-8:30 - constellation sketching - we will all begin working on the AL's Constellation Hunter program together
8:30-11:30 - time to observe! I will be available to assist anyone to practice locating objects with their scope or binoculars. 
The program concludes in time for anyone who wishes to leave at the 12 am light window. But of course, anyone is welcome to stay longer and observe.

Please RSVP to [email protected] (link sends e-mail) so that we know how many people will be there for the class.  Clear skies!

October 07, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - October Novice Presentation

Save the date! New to astronomy? This one’s for you. The HAS Novice Presentation is the first Thursday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

October 13, 2021, 7:30PM: VSIG Meeting via Zoom

Interested in visual observing?  Join the monthly Zoom meeting of the HAS Visual Special Interest Group (VSIG). Come to discuss your own observing projects, get advice from seasoned observers regarding visual observing, or just hang out and listen.  All knowledge and skill levels are welcome.  Zoom meeting info will be sent out via the VSIG email list server.  Just sent me an email at [email protected] to get on the list. Clear skies to you all!

-Stephen Jones – VSIG Moderator 

October 19, 2021, 7:00PM: Women's SIG via Zoom

The Women's Special Interest Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7–8 pm via Zoom. We also touch base on 3rd quarter or new moon weekends at the Dark Site to put skills into practice. 

Meetings begin with a topic suggested in advance by the group and include show-and-tell demos of equipment and tools. The meeting continues with Q&A and discussion of any and all topics in astronomy pertaining to the featured topic—or any other. No rules; just exploring and learning from each other.

If you'd like to join us, contact Rene Gedaly, WSIG moderator, at [email protected] and I'll add you to the HAS_WSIG email list.

October 30, 2021, 5:45PM: Novice Lab at the Dark Site

Join us at the Dark Site for a hands-on course for learning to navigate the night sky. The format has been changed a little bit for social distancing guidelines.  We won’t be able to have everyone share my scope, but if you have a scope of your own I can help you get started, or if not you can just enjoy the dark sky with your binoculars or naked eye and just begin learning your way around the constellations.  Make sure as always to bring your red flashlights and insect repellent, but also be sure to bring a folding chair to sit in, and some paper and pen/pencil. Schedule of activities is as follows:

6:30-7:30 - detailed presentation on general sky mechanics plus a tour of the constellations
7:30-8:00 - constellation sketching - we will all begin working on the AL's Constellation Hunter program together
8:00-11:30 - time to observe! I will be available to assist anyone to practice locating objects with their scope or binoculars. 
The program concludes in time for anyone who wishes to leave at the 12 am light window. But of course, anyone is welcome to stay longer and observe.

Please RSVP to [email protected] (link sends e-mail) so that we know how many people will be there for the class.  Clear skies!

November 01, 2021, 12:00PM: 2021 Eldorado Star Party

As a service to our members, we are posting information about the major star parties held in the south central US.
Email [email protected] to post information about other star parties.

2021 Star Parties in the South Central US
Star Party Dates Nearest Town For more info: 
Texas Star Party May 2-9, 2021 Fort Davis, TX https://texasstarparty.org
UBarU tba Mountain Home, TX https://ubaru.org/home/starParty
Okie-Tex Oct 1-9, 2021 Kenton, OK http://www.okie-tex.com/
Eldorado Star Party November 1–6, 2021 Eldorado, TX https://eldoradostarparty.org/

 

November 04, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - November Novice Presentation

Save the date! New to astronomy? This one’s for you. The HAS Novice Presentation is the first Thursday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

November 05, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - November Membership Meeting

Save the date! The HAS Membership Meeting is the first Friday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

November 10, 2021, 7:30PM: VSIG Meeting via Zoom

Interested in visual observing?  Join the monthly Zoom meeting of the HAS Visual Special Interest Group (VSIG). Come to discuss your own observing projects, get advice from seasoned observers regarding visual observing, or just hang out and listen.  All knowledge and skill levels are welcome.  Zoom meeting info will be sent out via the VSIG email list server.  Just sent me an email at [email protected] to get on the list. Clear skies to you all!

-Stephen Jones – VSIG Moderator 

November 16, 2021, 7:00PM: Women's SIG via Zoom

The Women's Special Interest Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7–8 pm via Zoom. We also touch base on 3rd quarter or new moon weekends at the Dark Site to put skills into practice. 

Meetings begin with a topic suggested in advance by the group and include show-and-tell demos of equipment and tools. The meeting continues with Q&A and discussion of any and all topics in astronomy pertaining to the featured topic—or any other. No rules; just exploring and learning from each other.

If you'd like to join us, contact Rene Gedaly, WSIG moderator, at [email protected] and I'll add you to the HAS_WSIG email list.

November 27, 2021, 4:45PM: Novice Lab at the Dark Site

Join us at the Dark Site for a hands-on course for learning to navigate the night sky. The format has been changed a little bit for social distancing guidelines.  We won’t be able to have everyone share my scope, but if you have a scope of your own I can help you get started, or if not you can just enjoy the dark sky with your binoculars or naked eye and just begin learning your way around the constellations.  Make sure as always to bring your red flashlights and warm clothing, but also be sure to bring a folding chair to sit in, and some paper and pen/pencil. Schedule of activities is as follows:

5:30-6:30 - detailed presentation on general sky mechanics plus a tour of the constellations
6:30-7:00 - constellation sketching - we will all begin working on the AL's Constellation Hunter program together
7:00-9:30 - time to observe! I will be available to assist anyone to practice locating objects with their scope or binoculars. 
The program concludes in time for anyone who wishes to leave at the 10 pm light window. But of course, anyone is welcome to stay longer and observe.

Please RSVP to [email protected] (link sends e-mail) so that we know how many people will be there for the class.  Clear skies!

December 02, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - December Novice Presentation

Save the date! New to astronomy? This one’s for you. The HAS Novice Presentation is the first Thursday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

December 03, 2021, 7:00PM: Save the Date - December Membership Meeting

Save the date! The HAS Membership Meeting is the first Friday of the month at 7pm via Zoom. Watch for details on how to register in the monthly Guidestar.

December 08, 2021, 7:30PM: VSIG Meeting via Zoom

Interested in visual observing?  Join the monthly Zoom meeting of the HAS Visual Special Interest Group (VSIG). Come to discuss your own observing projects, get advice from seasoned observers regarding visual observing, or just hang out and listen.  All knowledge and skill levels are welcome.  Zoom meeting info will be sent out via the VSIG email list server.  Just sent me an email at [email protected] to get on the list. Clear skies to you all!

-Stephen Jones – VSIG Moderator 

December 21, 2021, 7:00PM: Women's SIG via Zoom

The Women's Special Interest Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7–8 pm via Zoom. We also touch base on 3rd quarter or new moon weekends at the Dark Site to put skills into practice. 

Meetings begin with a topic suggested in advance by the group and include show-and-tell demos of equipment and tools. The meeting continues with Q&A and discussion of any and all topics in astronomy pertaining to the featured topic—or any other. No rules; just exploring and learning from each other.

If you'd like to join us, contact Rene Gedaly, WSIG moderator, at [email protected] and I'll add you to the HAS_WSIG email list.

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